Michigan State University Extension Tree Fruit Educator Emily Lavely will host a High Density Apple Pruning Workshop and MSU Extension Update Meeting on Monday, Jan. 24 at the West Central Michigan Horticulture Research and Extension Station at 5185 N. Oceana Drive in Hart.
The guest speaker will be Todd Einhorn, who will discuss the topics of pruning physiology, click pruning, renewal stub length pruning, and multileader systems. Over the light lunch provided, Emily Lavely, Anna Wallis, MSU Extension Apple Production Specialist, and Amy Irish-Brown, IPM Commercial Tree Fruit Educator, will provide a recap of 2021 highlights and gather feedback from attendees. that will help guide research and extension programming in 2022.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the informational discussion. After presentations at the station, attendees will travel by trailer to Rennhack Orchards at 2184 N. 72nd Avenue in Hart, where an apple pruning demonstration will be performed on high-density apple tree systems and new varieties.
If attendees are unable to attend the January 24 program, it will be offered Tuesday, January 25 at Joe Rasch Orchards located on Kenowa Ave. NW to Sparta.